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Ann Winston Smith Thornhill

Ann Winston Smith Thornhill
  • April 2, 1957 - September 27, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“My condolences to her entire family. She will be missed by the many who loved her. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Marguerite Higdon - Macon, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Winstons passing....my prayers are with her family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Debbie Smith - Charleston, SC

“We are saddened to learn of Winston’s passing. Thinking back on early carefree days, roaming the neighborhood. Winston was full of infectious...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Beverly Stoney - Charleston, SC

“My deepest sympathy to all of Winston's family. She sure could tell a story with such excitement that the listener was on edge to hear the outcome. ...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ursula Ferguson - Mt. Pleasant, SC


Ann Winston Smith Thornhill, 63, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Sunday, September 27, 2020. Winston was born April 2, 1957 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to the late Simeon Mozart Smith, Jr. and Sue Blackmar Smith. Winston spent 50 years of her life as a resident of Charleston, Sullivan's Island, and Mount Pleasant and enjoyed all that the Lowcountry has to offer. She was a devoted mother that found joy in everyday adventures with her children and grandchild. Her generous spirit and love for others will never be forgotten.

Winston graduated from Ashley Hall and completed an undergraduate degree in Education, specializing in Physical Education, at the College of Charleston and Masters in Education from the Citadel. She worked for a law firm and then owned a successful business Cookie, Cookie Cookies. Winston shared her joy of life with children and taught preschool children for fifteen years. We will always remember her joyful laughter, fun nature, storytelling, and selfless love for her family and friends.

Winston is survived by her mother Sue Blackmar Smith of Columbus, GA; husband Theodore Wilbur Thornhill II; daughter Ann Winston Thornhill; two sons: Theodore Wilbur Thornhill III and Simeon Van Noy Thornhill all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one grandson Liam; two sisters: Susan Smith Perry (Mike) of Sunset, SC, and Dana Smith Bolles (Chris) of Macon, GA. All of her many nieces and nephews adored her.

Her private funeral service will be held graveside, on Monday, October 5th at Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave, Charleston, SC 29405.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lowcountry Land Trust at <https://www.lowcountrylandtrust.org/>.